Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Learn how to make grilled cheese--then take it to the next level--with this homemade Grilled Cheese Sandwich recipe. Once you've mastered the basic grilled cheese recipe, amp things up with grilled veggies or sliced deli meat.

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices white or whole wheat bread

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 4 ounce slices American or cheddar cheese and/or mozzarella or provolone cheese

Directions

  1. Lightly spread one side of bread slices with butter. Spread other side of bread slices with mustard. Top the mustard sides of four of the bread slices with cheese. Top with the remaining four bread slices, mustard sides down.

  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Place the sandwiches in the skillet. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill sandwiches until bread is golden and cheese is melted, turning once halfway through cooking.

Grilled Veggie-Cheese Sandwiches:

Prepare as directed, except, if desired, substitute bottled ranch salad dressing for the mustard. Layer 1/2 cup sliced cucumber, 1/2 cup sliced roma tomato, and 1/4 cup sliced red onion on the cheese before topping with the remaining bread slices.

Per sandwich: 331 cal., 11 g pro., 28 g carb., 20 g total fat (10 g sat. fat), 44 mg chol., 2 g fiber, 867 mg sodium

Meaty Grilled Cheese Sandwiches:

Prepare as directed, except place a thin layer thinly sliced cooked ham, roast beef, pepperoni, salami, or shredded cooked chicken or turkey on the cheese before topping with the remaining bread slices.

Per sandwich: 357 cal., 14 g pro., 28 g carb., 22 g total fat (11 g sat. fat), 54 mg chol., 2 g fiber, 867 mg sodium

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 984mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Protein 12g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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